I’ll be making a few overseas trips in the next little while so will be catching up on some movie watching. I’ve just discovered 475 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc. so that’s been a boon. However unfortunately a lot of them are on YouTube and/or Google Video which seem to insist on streaming them – which is a bit of a non-starter at 9,000 metres.
Still, when you find one on Archive.org you’re in luck and you can download it in a preferred format. No doubt there are other great places to go and if so here is the place to tell the world (and me) how savvy you are on the net.
Also, amongst films available either for free or paid download, here is the place to tell me what movies I should be downloading. Note, I don’t want to watch anything too heavy and requiring of concentration while I zone out up there, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a good movie. Casablanca hits the nail on the head the best here – but I’ve watched it enough times. Besides I take each of my two kids to it in an old cinema – the Astor when they turn 15 and I’ve still got one to go. This time a boy. And it really is a man’s film – which is to say it’s about a man, discovering that a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. And then doing it. What a great movie.
As always, all suggestions that are taken up will qualify for a first class return flight to Dubai to watch the panel beaters whip the Troppo Merc Sports back into drivable shape.